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Archived Queries Jan 2002 - Jun 2002


Subject: Muscatine County Query
Dated: Sunday, June 30, 2002 12:43 PM
From: Kathie Groll
WINNEMORE, HARE, SCHWERTFEGER--- Looking for information on Charlotte Winnemore Hare Schwertfeger who died March 18, 1954 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. She was married to a Robert Hare, he disappeared before 1919 and sometime after that she married a Mr. Schwertfeger. I'm trying to find first name of Mr. Schwertfeger and when they were married. Kathie Groll

Subject: Cunniff family about 1840 through about 1885
Dated: Friday, June 28, 2002 9:33 PM
From: Eugene Cunniff
My grandfather David Patrick Cunniff was born (according to my dads Illinois birth certificate) in 1870 in Atlissa, Iowa. John, Edward and Rody were David Patrick Cunniff's older brothers. There we also two sisters (names unknown to me). My great grandfather name was Patrick Cunniff. His wife's name is unknown to me. GGfather and his wife immigrated from Ireland to Iowa . My dad told me he farmed in or around West Liberty. If you come across any records for them would you please let me know. Thank you Eugene Cunniff

Subject: Muscatine Iowa surname list
Dated: Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:04 PM
From: Margie Hinton
I found Hester Cobb married John Marble 15 Apr. 1837 in Muscatine County, Iowa and John Marble is shown in the 1840 census with 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40 and 1 female20-30 I am very interested in any information for this family. Thank you Margie Hinton

Subject: Patrick and Ellen Curry
Dated: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:49 PM
From: Paul Curry
My name is Paul Curry and I'm looking for information regarding Patrick and Ellen (Doyle) Curry. My current goals are to find at what port they entered the US and where in Ireland they came from. I'm focusing on the Muscatine county region because I've recently traced my g-g-grandparents to that area. My g-g-grandfather (Patrick Curry) and g-g-grandmother (Ellen Doyle) lived in Bloomington township at the time of the 1856 Iowa census. I found a marriage record for them in Muscatine county dated 7-Aug-1855. Their oldest daughter, Mary Ann, was born in 1856 and was also listed on the census. The census also indicated that both Patrick and Ellen resided in the state of Iowa for only 1 year and that Patrick was an alien. Their next child, Michael, was born in 1857 in Johnson county so they may have only lived in the Muscatine area for a couple of years. I'm assuming that Ellen immigrated directly to Iowa from Ireland as the 1900 federal census indicates 1856 as the year of her immigration. It may be off by a year. I have no idea where Patrick arrived or where he resided until he showed up in Iowa in 1855. The 1900 federal census indicates he immigrated to the US in 1838, he would have been only 5 years old as he was born in 1833. I'm currently searching for naturalization records. Patrick was first shown to be a US citizen in the federal census of 1870. The 1910 federal census indicates Patrick immigrated in 1861 and that he was naturalized. I'm wondering if 1861 may actually be the year he was naturalized. If anyone has any additional information or comments I would greatly appreciate it.

Subject: Muscatine County Cemetary lookups
Dated: Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:07 PM
From: Beth Cookson
Am searching for: McAdam, William McAdam, Ella McAdam, Daisy 1910-1920 Ella & Daisy resided in West Liberty so perhaps were buried in North Prairie or Oak Ridge. Appreciate your help when you have time - perhaps this is a bit of a wild goose chase, but one never knows. Beth Cookson

Subject: manley
Dated: Friday, June 14, 2002 10:24 AM
From: Sally Ann Ringstaff
Hello my name is Sally Manley Ringstaff and I'm trying to find information on my father side his grandfather is George Manley and He Married Anna Beard they had 6 children one them was named Arthur M manley and he was born in Muscatine in 1900. He married a Garnet (Janes , James ? not sure which ) Dooley. when and where married I don't know but my fahter was born in 1923 in oklahoma there was two other children born to Arthur and Garnet they are Gertrude Manley Starkweather b. 1921 she married Adam Starkweather and they lived in Muscatine and both died there Gertrude in 1996 and Adam in 1998 . Then there was Betty Manley Sedam Haskins any information would help. Thank You Sall Manley Ringstaff

Dated: Thursday, June 13, 2002 9:01 PM
From: Kenneth Johnston Doyle
Wm Johnston and wife Louisa Holmes, daughter Hadasah married to Henry C. Perry, daughter Olivia married to William George Griffith, Burdette Perry married to Wm Lang, Ella Perry married to A.E. Whitmer. If you are a decendant of any of these Muscatine County people, please contact me, Kenneth Johnston Doyle

Dated: Thursday, June 13, 2002 4:00 PM
From: Christina
Seeking any surviving family members or information of the following descendants: Francis "Frank" NOVAK Jan 24, 1875 Germany-Bohemia-Czechoslovakia April 20, 1955 Winnebago County, Rockford, IL Wife-Mary E. Antoine HUSSKE-Mrs. Frank NOVAK April 17, 1877 Webster County, Deer Creek Township, Fort Dodge, IA Oct 3, 1948 Muscatine, IA Children of Frank and Mary: 1) Veronica "Vera" NOVAK-Mrs. Robert DOWD Sep 4, 1898 Webster County, Deer Creek Township, Ft. Dodge Died? in Muscatine or Rockford, IL? Did they have any children? 2) Raymond Peter NOVAK May 28, 1901 Webster County, Deer Creek Township, Ft. Dodge Nov 4, 1991 in Muscatine Did he marry? Have any children? 3) Francis "Frank" Joseph NOVAK Jr. Jan 12, 1906 Webster County, Deer Creek Township, Ft. Dodge May 5, 1940 Muscatine or Rockford, IL? He deceased at age 34. Was he married? Any children? 4) Evelyn Mary NOVAK-Mrs. ADLER Nov 5, 1907 Webster County, Deer Creek Township, Ft. Dodge Feb 1, 1970 Winebago County, Rockford, IL? Who was //ADLER? Did they have any children? I appreciate any assistance sincerely, Christina

Subject: Request with Obits-Novak Family, Muscatine, IA
Dated: Thursday, June 13, 2002 3:36 PM
From: Christina
Hi Dave, Because of all your help retrieving my Novaks obits for Frank and Mary, I am now delving into their vines, hoping to make a connection with their lineage, still living, that would be my cousins. If you have time to help me, or if you tell me where to write, I am seeking obit of their son, Raymond Peter Novak May 28, 1901 Ft. Dodge-Nov 4, 1991 Muscatine. I am also wondering if their other son, Francis "Frank" Joseph Novak Jr. died in Muscatine or Rockford, IL. I know that he was Jan 12, 1906 Fort Dodge-May 5, 1940. Perhaps these two sons are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery? I appreciate any help. Regards, Christina

Subject: Edgington burial plot in Cedar Township, Muscatine County
Dated: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:06 PM
From: Amy Fisher
Hello. I have recently begun my research into my family history and would like directions to this burial plot. I am from Muscatine originally and am back for the remainder of this week. I am related to Edgington's on my mother's side. Eunice Reeves and Joseph Edgington are my ?great grandparents (I don't have my information with me at this time). I am trying to get as much info as I can while I'm home. My mother told me yesterday that some of our Edgington relatives are buried in Letts, so I was excited to see this webpage. I'm not sure where the Cedar Bluffs Refuge is. Your help is appreciated. Amy Fisher

Subject: David & Abigail WILSON/John & Edith CRAMMER
Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 6:20 PM
From: Diane Young Decker
I am descended from David H. Wilson and his wife Abigail, who lived in the West Liberty area and are buried at South Prairie Cemetery. Their son William Ross Wilson is my great-great grandfather. I am looking for other descendants of David and Abigail. I also need a copy of the biography of Matthias Wilson that you listed as being in the 1911 Muscatine County History. I am also descended from John W. and Edith Eliza Crammer (also spelled Cranmer or Cramer), as their daughter Sarah Jane married William Ross Wilson. I am looking for descendants from the Crammers as well. They lived at least briefly in Muscatine County. Thanks for all your help. My normal e-mail address is Diane Young Decker

Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 9:24 AM
From: Colroot
Looking for information on NORA G. FISHER [ TOURTILLOTT ] .born in Muscatine Her father CORNELIUS BOWER FISHER Obit in 1919 states that she is married and lives in Iowa City, Ia. She buried at Greenwood Cemetery.

Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 9:19 AM
From: Colroot
Looking for information on WILLIAM HENRY ADAMS that married MYRTLE MAY McKILLIGAN in Muscatine Iowa 2 May 1917. Her parents were DONALD and MAUDE E. FISHER.

Subject: JAMES WOODS- 1917
Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 9:14 AM
From: Colroot
Looking for information on JAMES WOODS that married MARGARET ( MARGURITE?) McKILLIGAN , early 1900's, IN Muscatine, Iowa

Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 9:08 AM
From: Colroot
MARGARET A. McKILLIGAN - WOODS Looking for any information on Margaret McKilligan born 1902 in Muscatine married JAMES WOODS 26, Oct 1917.

Dated: Monday, June 10, 2002 9:04 AM
From: Colroot
MYRLE MAY MCKILLIGAN looking for information on Myrle married WILLIAM HENRY ADAMS , 2 May 1917 Muscatine Iowa

Subject: Samuel Marsh Batterson
Dated: Sunday, June 09, 2002 9:51 PM
From: Sally Flory-O'Neil
Hello, My great grandfather was Samuel Marsh Batterson. He owned the Batterson Bee Hive department store, until his death in 1901; thereafter, his son Elmer S. Batterson managed the store until it was sold (at least I think he did). I have pictures of the mansion where Samuel lived with his family, the Batterson Bee Hive and an ad for the Bee Hive. I will be visiting Muscatine June 23, 24, 25, and the morning of the 26th. Would you like photocopies of these pictures? I hesitate to bring the originals with me; my husband could scan them and send them to you if that would result in a better quality image. Sally Flory-O'Neil.

Subject: biography
Dated: Friday, June 07, 2002 10:55 PM
From: Cynthia Greenman
Hello, I've just read the biography of one of my ancestors (Hon. Samuel T. Chesbro) on your wonderful site and would like to read his brother's which is not listed in blue. The one not online yet is H.C. Chesbro in Pike County 1879, page 650. There is also a portrait listed for S.C. Chesbro and Amy Chesbro on page 376 in the 1889 listing. Could you scan the portraits and also the bio on HC Chesbro and send to me? Or is the book available in an interlibrary loan? It is so enticing to know there is something written and published, but out of my reach! I would be grateful for whatever you can do. Many thanks, Cynthia Greenman

Subject: Orphanage in Muscatine
Dated: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:30 AM
From: Fran Buss
I am trying to trace my mother's history in an orphanage in Muscatine, Iowa. I understand there was a Lutheran Children's home or such. It is very important. I'm an historian trying to use this for research in a book to be published by the University of Michigan Press. Would you please contact me if you know of any children's home in the area. Thank you so much. Fran Buss

Subject: Greenwood Cemetery
Dated: Monday, June 03, 2002 11:56 PM
From: Emily Terrell
Hi - Forgive me if I'm imposing improperly on you, but your cemetery link was too handy to pass up. I'm planning a genealogy research trip to eastern Iowa July 1-6, and Greenwood Cemetery is on my list of stops. Can you tell me if there is a way to locate specific graves in Greenwood Cemetery?--is there an office, or some sort of register or cemetery map? [Will be looking for the Erbs and for Abraham Funk.] And another question: Can you tell me where to find a GOOD contemporary road map of Iowa that has county lines and very small towns on it? Standard road atlases and AAA maps are not detailed enough. Thanks very much, in advance, for any advice you may have to offer. Emily Terrell

Subject: Carl Brenner
Dated: Monday, June 03, 2002 1:13 PM
I am researching a Carl C. Brenner, a German- American (1838-1888). He lived in Louisville, KY. I understand he drummed for the Union troops while in Louisville. Is it possible that he enlisted in the 11th Iowa Infantry but was assigned to Louisville? You have a Carl Brenner listed.

Subject: Catholic Cemetaries
Dated: Monday, June 03, 2002 10:44 AM
How wonderful to find such a site! Now I'm imposing because I want help figuring out which cemeteries are Catholic. St. Mary's in Muscatine doesn't have web capacity yet I see. The other St. Mary's (not in Muscatine) do. They don't have my mother's maiden name "Breen" which is where all are buried, BUT it's been 44 years easily since my grand mother was laid to rest. She was the last to be buried in the Breen plot - so "full" someone had to be moved for her to "get in." One of the family stories. My sister and I are anxious to make a trip back to Muscatine, and neither of us (we were young!) remember the name of the cemetery - though we sure do remember wonderful times. If we wanted to research births - all post Civil War to our Mother's birth in 1909 where would we begin? Our Grand mother was Norwegian and Lutheran and from Forest City apparently. Our grand father (mostly) Irish and Catholic and we're pretty sure from Muscatine. I've heard the Norwegian history is pretty good. If a Catholic Cemetery isn't the location, are there newspaper records we can access for Obituaries online? Grandmother died in 1954, maybe '53, '55; and our understanding is our grandfather died around 1919. There was a house (old Victorian) at West 2nd Street and Broadway - a location that comes up on the Muscatine Map as still existing. The house is long torn down I'm sure, but will there be real estate records? And if so where? "Just click on my link ........., and my link ...... [you silly twit]" will work as a start. That's what I need a head start. I did our father back through Brooklyn to Ireland. Just a push will get my thought process working. I won't bother you again. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Dated: Monday, June 03, 2002 5:26 AM
Sneath, John and Lula; then he and Virginia or Virgie early 1900's. Wintermute- Sweetland Cntr- 1800's.

Subject: Re: Keesler
Dated: Sunday, June 02, 2002 6:57 AM
From: Bev
On the website ou had something for Keesler who lived onPenn connot find it could you pleas e-mail it to Trying to do family tree and I think this person is related. Thanks Bev

Subject: SNEATH
Dated: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 7:26 AM
Seeking information on a John Sneath family living in or very near Muscatine in the early 1900's.

Subject: Family Search
Dated: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 9:38 PM
From: Jan Lamphere
I hope someone can help me with my search for Minnie ROSENFIELD. Minnie is my great-grandmother; she died in Muscatine 16 October 1897, almost one year after the birth of my grandmother, Frances Faye Welsh. Francesí father is Frank WELSH (Francis). His father is William WELSH. William is buried in Greenwood Cemetery. I am curious about his parents as well as the mother of Frank. I cannot find the cemetery where Frank is buried, nor Minnie. So, in a nutshell, I need information about Minnie ROSENFIELD, birthdate, parents, first husband, children (Francesí two half-sisters), etc.; Frank WELSH, his birthdate, mother, marriages, cemetery, etc.; and William WELSH, his wife, parents, etc. Thank you, Jan Lamphere

Subject: biography
Dated: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 9:46 AM
From: Mary Stickney
I am interested in the following biography Baldwin George W. 209 Mary Stickney

Subject: Request for biography
Dated: Monday, May 27, 2002 1:22 AM
From: J. Bolden-Pani
Found your Muscatine site online. Would it be at all possible to get the 1911 biography for William Foster Bishop, page 624 ? Online perhaps? Any help would be appreciated. If this is not possible, how can I get one? Respectfully submitted, J. Bolden-Pani

Subject: John & Mary GUILD
Dated: Friday, May 24, 2002 9:44 PM
From: Sandi Lee Craig
Dave: Hopefully the winter and spring snows have melted from the Iowa countryside and you could obtain a photograph of the headstone[s] of John Durham Guild and his wife, Jane McKinney. I have finally received some papers from the DAR and the dates they have listed for John D. Guild and his wife, Jane McKinney do not match what I have. The DAR papers list John D. Guild as being born 1 June 1801 and died at Atalissa, Iowa on 24 April 1885. Date of birth being calculated from his age at death as listed on his headstone. For Jane, the dates are further off. DAR papers had that she was born Feb. 27, 1802 and died, again at Atalissa on 12 Nov. 1876. [the 12 was crossed out and '21' was written above it]. I have that she died Nov 2, 1876 and from the age given at death, calculated that she was born Feb. 9, 1802. I really need a good photograph of these headstones to put in an application of my own to DAR and for my GUILD family genealogy. I would be glad to reimburse you for film and time. These are located at the Overman Cemetery. Thanks ever so much for your help. Sincerely, Sandi Lee Craig

Subject: History of Muscatine Co, 1879
Dated: Friday, May 24, 2002 6:56 AM
From: Shannon Moore
We are researching the Raynor/Rayner families in Iowa and found in Wilton twp a John Raynor. Do you have any further info? specifically date of birth and origin. It will help to fill out our puzzle as we are trying to find all the missing links and our John Raynor has disappeared somewhere in Iowa. Thank you Shannon Moore

Subject: biography copy
Dated: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 7:23 PM
From: Jeff Brown
Hello, I see a B. Priester listed in the 1879 History of Muscatine County biographical index, page 614. If this refers to Barney Priester then I would like to optain a copy of the biography. Please let me know if this can be done and thank you for your help. Sincerely, Jeff Brown

Subject: Muscatine Genealogy
Dated: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 1:32 PM
From: Val Sukup
Hello, I am interested in the biography of Stephen Hempstead which I notice is not online yet. Please let me know if it is possible to get a copy and the cost. I appreciate your time. Val Sukup

Subject: HELP
Dated: Sunday, May 19, 2002 4:45 PM
From: Lisa Fry

Dated: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:29 PM
From: Bev Francque
Margret (MUELLER) HAHN and her daughter, Barbara HAHN came to Muscatine before 1880. I am trying to find out who in Muscatine they would have known for two women to come that far from Germany. Margret MUELLER was born in 1817 in Germany, married Matthew/Mathias HAHN in Germany. Margret died 13 Oct 1890 in Muscatine. Barbara HAHN was born 19 Apr 1859 in Vestenbergreuth, Bavaria, Germany. Married Henry BRANDT 1 Aug 1883. Henry died 30 Sept 1906 in Muscatine. She then married Mr. AULS. Barbara died 4 Nov 1931 in Muscatine. Bev Francque

Subject: BRANDT
Dated: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:08 PM
From: Bev Francque
I would like to know when Andrew FISCHER came to Muscatine and anything about his family from Germany. He was born June 1838 in Hesse, Germany. He married Mary LIFREY on the 10 July 1870, he died 13 Feb 1919 in Muscatine, IA. Any information on his children or family would be appreciated. Bev Francque

Subject: Burial information - Oakridge Cemetery
Dated: Thursday, May 16, 2002 11:21 AM
From: Sheri Erickson
Am looking for information regarding death dates of my ancestors - Asa MINAER (sp?) & wife Mary Polly Zane. Both were born in WV in the early 1800's & died at West Liberty, IA. Any other information would be helpful, too. Think there is a DOTSON, a BOOS, and HAWKER also buried there. Thank you. Sheri (FAULKNER) Erickson Your web site has more information than most!

Subject: the Muscatine, Iowa website
Dated: Monday, May 13, 2002 8:05 PM
From: Linda
Hello from Virginia, I've been searching around trying to find William Henry Marshall who lived in Fairfax, VA in 1830 according to tax records, but disappeared soon after as an "insolvant debtor." In my notes I copied a detail from the court order book saying that he had last been seen in Muscatine, Iowa! He left behind 9 children and a wife; one son was my great-great-grandfather. Anyway, it will take me a long time to search all your records. Thanks for the excellent resources. By the way, is there a particular reason why someone would have migrated to Muscatine in the 1830s? I know very little about Iowa history. thanks for any help you might give. Linda

Subject: Re: Need an obit lookup
Dated: Saturday, May 11, 2002 4:20 PM
From: Bob Drennan
Dave, The bad news for you is that the list recommended you. :>) The two obits I am looking for are: John E. Davis, died Nov 3, 1914, Muscatine, buried in Greenwood Cemetery Mary Esther Davis Hunter, died March 7, 1906 in Muscatine, buried in Greenwood Cemetery. The death register gives her name as Mary Esther. Her marriage application gives the name as Esther Mary. The information on the death was from her sister. Dave, please let me know your fee for this lookup. Also, I live in the SLC area. Anything I can try and find for you at the FHL? Thank you Bob Drennan

Subject: Charles F. Parham
Dated: Saturday, May 11, 2002 1:03 PM
From: Ralph Stutzman
I am trying to get any kind of birth documentation (or any other documentation for that matter) for Charles F. Parham who was born in Muscatine on June 4, 1873, the son of William M. and Annie Marie (Eckel) Parham (they were married on January 1, 1878). I realize that only birth record after 1880 may be maintained in the county records. I thought that I would take a chance anyway. Let me know if there is anything I need to do or anything I need to pay for you to do this research. Ralph H. Stutzman

Subject: Muscatine Bios
Dated: Saturday, May 11, 2002 12:04 PM
From: Barb
Would love to have a copy of Bio for Jacob H. Lukens. How would I go about getting a copy of it e-mailed to me? Thanks for your help. Barbara

Subject: Where is Aldine Schaeffer?
Dated: Thursday, May 09, 2002 12:36 PM
From: Georgeann
dave i'm looking for a birth mother named aldine schaeffer from wapello. she gave birth to a baby girl april 7, 1955 in muscatine county and gaave her up for adoption now kathy jean schaeffer is kathy jean struand and looking for her mother. they can contact me if they know aldines whereabouts. georgeann mcclure

Subject: Loyd D. Lantz
Dated: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 4:15 PM
From: Mrs. Bishop Vance
Webmaster, I am looking for Loyd D. Lantz who served for the North in the Civil War. Any help appreciated. Mrs. Bishop Vance

Subject: Techau family
Dated: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 9:30 AM
From: Cindy
Do you have anything on the Techau family of Ludwig Techau and Anna Vogt who lived there and moved later to Correctionville, Woodbury Co, IA? I am from their daughter Dora/Dorathea M.C. Techau who married Henry Hinkhouse. Thanks, Cindy

Subject: Muscatine Co surname query
Dated: Monday, May 06, 2002 10:31 AM
From: Jackie Fisher
Hello I am looking for any decendents of Hiram H Skeels and Hanna Sophia Whil. Pape Skeels. They had nine children which are Ida (who married a Al Smith), Violet,Hazel,Helen,Majorie,Mary A,Agnes,Wesley, and Ruth. Thanks Jackie Fisher

Subject: Early NELSON family of Fairport, Muscatine, Iowa
Dated: Sunday, May 05, 2002 9:08 PM
From: Karen Hangsleben
I have visited your Muscatine website and have looked around for anything that will help me discover my NELSON connection in your Muscatine County. You certainly offer many avenues to explore. I am interested in some courthouse help. I have found the majority of the family buried at the Fairport cem. I noted that you said you would do some look ups. Might you consider looking for the death certificates of Alphonzo Nelson d.o.d. 28 Apr 1926 and that of his wife Josephine 13 Jul 1907? I hope that the parents of Alphonzo will be listed as James and Susan M. Hutchinson Nelson. Then, I'll know for sure if I have indeed located my Alphonzo Nelson. The cem. abstract mentions that Alphonzo was a CW vet, a member of the GAR and then states WPA. I'm supposing that this was a work project at the courthouse listing CW vets in the county? Am I correct? What information could I glean from such records? I'm thinking that if Alphonzo was indeed a CW vet, that he married after returning from the war. Their first known child was born in 1868. Could you check on a marriage bet 1865-1868 in Muscatine Co. for me? My family sources have said that Alphonzo married an Indian. This is something I would love to find out too. Also, they are telling me that Alphonzo was a twin. Genealogy always leads to other things once you've been successful there are more and more questions. Thanks in advance for considering doing this for me. I tried to email the lady that was also a contact for this service via the site and no email address popped up. Just thought you should know. Karen Nelson Hangsleben

Subject: St. Mary's Cemetery, Muscatine
Dated: Sunday, May 05, 2002 12:20 PM
From: Christina
Dear Dave, I have just received a death certificate for my Great Uncle, Frank Novak, who is buried in St. Mary's. I have gone through the Muscatine Genealogy Website, and can't find any information of his burial. He died in Rockford, IL and the funeral home in Rockford was Fitzgerald. The death certificate says, burial St. Mary's, Muscatine, IA. Frank NOVAK born January 24, 1875 Bohemia died April 20, 1955 Frank's wife was Mary E. Antoinie HUSSKE born April 17, 1877 Webster County, Fort Dodge died October 3, 1948 Winneshiek County, Spillville I have not been able to find an obit for her in Fort Dodge, nor Spillville. Can you please advise how I may research which St. Mary's Frank is buried, and if his wife is also there, and if there would be an obit for them in Muscatine? I appreciate any assistance Christina

Subject: Peter Brawant
Dated: Sunday, May 05, 2002 8:55 AM
From: Sherry
Is it possible to get a copy of a probate document for Peter Brawant, as listed in the Muscatine County Iowa Probate Records on rootsweb? Thank you very much. Sherry

Dated: Friday, May 03, 2002 11:00 AM
From: Ric
I was wondering how I could get a copy of the folloing record: MUSCATINE HISTORY 1911, A.L. DICE, p 397 Many thanks, Ric

Subject: Birth Query
Dated: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:16 AM
From: Charlotte Peck Barnes
Hello, I'm trying to track down information on my grandfather, Harry Joseph Peck. According to his Spanish American Military Records, he was born January 26, 1877 in Scott County, Iowa. I got Muscatine from an Aunt's letter from 1966 where she was attempting to get some information on him also. Both grandparents are deceased and not much is known as the children were put in orphanages shortly after my grandfather was killed in 1931. All were minor children at the time. From the letters I have from my aunt she was not successful in getting any information either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Charlotte Peck Barnes

Subject: Vital Record Request
Dated: Thursday, May 02, 2002 4:27 PM
From: Maggie
Dave, I was wondering if you could help me find a copy of my greatgrand parents marriage license. Your help would be greatly appreciated! They were married in Muscatine County on September 14 1887. Groom: George D. Durnin Bride: Sophia Vail Thanks in advance! Maggie

Subject: 1840 census
Dated: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:40 PM
From: Cliff and Anita Bumgardner
We found one of our ancetores, George Bumgardner on the page, # next to him is 454. Aslo found the following Jacob 660 Cedar Township and in the 35th Infantry Civil War. Found George Bumgardner 1837 in the Early Settlers. Found int he High Prairie Cemetery: Jacob d. 1890 and Nancy Bumgardner d. 1874, Sarah Bumgardner D. 1892 and George Franklin d. 1872. Any info you might have on these would SURE be appreciated. Thanks in advance CLiff and Anita Bumgardner

Dated: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 9:44 AM
From: Renee
Looking for Adolph FROST and Catherine FRITZLER (maiden name) I found in the Muscatine County Home cemetery, Frost Adolph-inf. of 29 Aug 1936. Can the 1930 census be checked for this family. I know they settled in Muscatine from Windsor Colorado after 1920. Thanks Renee.

Subject: RE: Death Certificates
Dated: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 1:09 AM
From: Darryl
Thanks for the reply and help. I only need Isadore C. Brobst, born feb. 28, 1847 in Penn. died March 1, 1922 in Muscatine, IA She was married to George Brockway George Brockway died in Des Moines, IA in 1907 Right you are about the parents, I would only assume that she had informed her survivors and that they would have included that information correctly I hope. Thsnks Darryl

Subject: Marriage Records
Dated: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:03 AM
From: Carole
I would like to get a certified ($10) copy of two different marriage = records. The first one being: Waterman Benner married Elizabeth Drake on November 25 1843 the second one would be: Christian W Gran married Elizabeth Benner on Nov 11, 1850 Elizabeth and Christian were my gr gr grandparents. Where do I need to = send the $20 and do you take a personal check or would you prefer a = Money Order. Thank You. Carole

Subject: Probate Records
Dated: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 10:34 AM
From: Carole
I would like to obtain the records for: Benner Elizabeth 1 42 197.5 Benner Mary C. 3 114 198.5 Benner Waterman 3 115 I already sent you a request for the one for Waterman Benner. My name is Carole

Subject: Possible Obit for WM. EVERETT
Dated: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:38 AM
From: Debbie
Hi Dave, Is there any chance that there are old newspaper records from 1859 for Muscatine County? WILLIAM EVERETT died on May 30, 1859, and I would like to see if there might have been a write-up in a local paper for that time. Wm. is my "brick wall" for the Everett family and I would sure like to go back another generation or two. Thanks for any help. Debbie in GA

Subject: Thank you and question
Dated: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:01 AM
From: Greg
Thank you for putting this information on the web. My 2nd great grandfather was Francis (Frank) Xavier Ruff, born in Baden, Germany, 1831. He died in Muscatine, Iowa, in about 1878. You have Dominicus Ruff, born in Bader in 1841. I'm guessing they're related...cousins, brothers?. My question is is it possible that Francis was buried also in that cemetery? It sounds like not, since you and the woman who did the work did a pretty thorough job, but I thought I would take a chance. Thanks, Greg

Subject: Muscatine county History - 1911
Dated: Monday, April 29, 2002 6:52 PM
From: Judy
Hi, You list a Baily, Joseph L in the Biographical Index on page 487. There is not a link as of yet. How do I go about getting a copy of this article. Thank you Judy

Subject: Death Certificates
Dated: Monday, April 29, 2002 10:52 AM
From: Darryl
Dave Do the death certificates list the parents of the deceased? I have a ggmother and do not know who her parents are. She is Isadore C. Brobst who married George Alvin Brockway. She was born in Penn I am pretty sure. Thanks Darryl

Subject: Will do lookup 1869 Muscatine City Directory
Dated: Friday, April 26, 2002 7:18 PM
From: Collene Harker
I have the 1869 Musctine City Directory. I will be willing to do look ups. Colleen Harker

Subject: death record
Dated: Friday, April 26, 2002 1:29 AM
From: Vicki
I am looking for the death record of Glagys Lanfier. She died 3/1972 in Nichols, Muscatine IA. She was my grandfathers sister. I hope to find the names of her mother and father. She was born 1/22/1905. I hope you can help. Vicki

Subject: Index History of Muscatine 1879 by O. G. Jack
Dated: Thursday, April 25, 2002 12:45 PM
From: Collene Harker
will do look ups in the " A Brief History of Muscatine" printed in 1870. If your people are early settlers. Collene Harker

Subject: Muscatine County Biographies
Dated: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:16 AM
Could you please provide me with the 1879 Biography for Edward Brown, Pike Township, Page 649, from the History of Muscatine County Iowa 1879. Thank You.

Subject: Claus Schmoldt
Dated: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:58 PM
From: Dave Kemper
This email is coming from a link on ďMuscatine County Surname A-Z pageĒ Iím tracking my genealogy. My grandmother has given me quite a few names. One Iím tracking is Claus Schmoldt. The lineage to me is as follows: Claus Schmoldt Anna Rebecca Schmoldt Alice Emma Boorn Lois Jean Pace David Edward Kemper (myself) Alice is still Alice (Grandma) and Lois (Mom) are still living. I presently live in Cedar Rapids, IA. Alice has offered to take me to the burial sites of many of my ancestors but I donít think she has details on Claus. I would like to share information I have obtained hoping to gain details of my family history in return.Some of Alices ancestors are located in Grandview Cemetery. Is there an online listing for the cemeteries?There are many more surnames in my family Iím researching including: Eckhardt, Scott, Boorn, Pace, Allman, and Kemper. Thanks in advance, Dave Kemper

Subject: 1840 Iowa Census
Dated: Sunday, April 21, 2002 9:52 AM
Could you please send me info on the Mockmore family listed in this census. Henry Mockmore was my gggrandfather. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Subject: STROMER in Muscatine County
Dated: Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:51 PM
From: Sarah Bingaman Schwartz
I'm looking for information about the Charles August Edward and Ascenath C. (PATTIESON/PATTERSON) STROMER family. Anyone who knows anything, please let me know! Thanks. Sarah Bingaman Schwartz

Subject: RIDDLE in Muscatine Co.
Dated: Saturday, April 20, 2002 12:48 PM
From: Sarah Bingaman Schwartz
I'm looking for information about Joseph and Minerva C. RIDDLE, who lived in Muscatine County during the 1880 census. I am related to them through their son, Bertress Albert, who is identified as Butus A. in the census. I would like to find out more about them, namely where in Ohio they came from. If anyone has any information about their lives in Muscatine County or in Ohio, please e-mail me. Thanks! Sarah Bingaman Schwartz

Subject: Re: muscatine research
Dated: Thursday, April 18, 2002 7:35 AM
Hello I don't have a lot to go on, I am looking for a Frederick W. Myers who was born around 1861 or 1862 in New Orleans according to his Rock Island County Marriage certificate. Marriage 1885 to a Theresa Jane Kaskadden. It said that Frederick was from Muscatine and Theresa from Rock Island. It states the parents of Frederick W. are Frederick Myers and it was hard to make out in the record for his mother, I think Ellenime Weaver. The Frederick I am looking for died in 1916 Davenport Iowa. I am looking for information on the time before he was married, such as about if his parents were with him in Muscatine and if they are buried in Iowa, and what Frederick did for a living. Frederick sometime after getting married changed the spelling of his last name to Mayers, I don't know when. Also can't get information about his death, said to have been from strangulation. Thanks Donna Villagomez both Frederick and Theresa are buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois

Subject: PFERDNER family search
Dated: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 6:05 PM
From: Paul Pferdner
I am looking for further information about a PFERDNER family that lived in Muscatine County between at least 1880 and 1895. The family of F. (probably FELIX) PFERDNER, age 21, and his wife, age 18, are listed in the 1880 census in Muscatine County. I believe he emigrated to the US from Germany in the 1870's as a teenager, possibly with other siblings. The next record I have is of three PFERDNER children in the Iowa Soldiers Orphans Home in 1895. This is actually part of the Rootsweb site at The three children are Referd, age 14, Maude, age 12, and Paul, age 10, and they are listed as coming from Muscatine County. I would be very interested to know anything that can be found out about how these children came to be in an orphanage, if they are the children of F. PFERDNER, and what became of him and his wife. I will appreciate anything at all that you can find about this family, as they might be a collateral branch of my family. Thanks, Paul Pferdner

Subject: Muscatine County Query
Dated: Sunday, April 14, 2002 6:53 PM
From: Mary Lou Kohl
I am looking for descendants of Sovereign H. BROWN. He died in Muscatine County in 1855 and is buried in Timberlake Cemetery in Atalissa. I would love to hear from anyone connected to him. He is my great, great, great, great Grandfather. Please see my webpage: Thanks Dave! Your website is truly wonderful. Mary Lou Kohl

Subject: Patrick Fitzpatrick
Dated: Friday, April 12, 2002 8:32 PM
From: Kathi Stewart
Hello, I am trying to find information about my Fitzpatrick family line. The message for this website did not mention cost, so please let me know what the cost of this information is. "142 Fitzpatrick, Patrick 3 11" I have no idea what all this means, but that is the information on the probate website. Thank you so very much for your help! I can be reached at Kathi Stewart

Subject: Seright/Island Cem list name
Dated: Friday, April 12, 2002 11:02 AM
From: Jan Dunlap
Dave, I have found what may be the infant I have searched for in the Muscatine Island cemetery list. Island SERIGHT George L. . 02/12/1900 1mo.28da. Is there a way to find which lot this infant is buried in? I think this may be the son of Thomas and Mary so would like to know If the infant is in the same lot as they are. I know there is an infant. This year would work for a birth. And the name is the same as a brother of the father. I am researching the Seright family which is my Grandmotherís family and can fill in the unknown dates for the other names in this listing if you like. Also I found the name of Thomas Serightís parents in the LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE MUSSERVILLE CHURCH IN MUSCATINE. Do you know if any information is available on names in this list? Sincerely, Jan Dunlap, Milan, IL

Subject: Obituaries for Muscatine County Iowa
Dated: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 4:04 PM
From: Judy Cassidy
I believe that you were kind enough to post the obituaries for Charles and V. Darland or Van Lieu Darland. Charles appeared in the Muscatine Journal and I have the documentation for that, however for V. Darland, the source was: MUSCATINE DAILY JOURNAL MUSCATINE, IOWA, MONDAY OCT 16, 1865. Front Page. Is there a Volume or additional documentation that should go witht this as there was for Charles whose obit appeared in the MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Vol X NO. 159, pg 3 Feb. 4, 1865. I need to make sure I have all the information needed to properly document this material for publication. Were these two different newspapers? Thankyou for your assistance. Judy Cassidy

Subject: Sissel
Dated: Monday, April 08, 2002 8:19 PM
From: David Gochenour
Sir: You have helped me before, and I hope that you can do it again, didn't have any luck last time. I was wondering if there is an obituary for Abbie (Abigail) Sissel. She died December 10 1924 (ca) as indicated in the cemetery database. I am particularly interested in where she was born, as I am not sure where her parents were married in Michigan. Thank you very much! And if you would need anything transcribed (not including a census - I'm already working on one for Cass County Nebraska) I would be happy to do it. David Gochenour

Dated: Sunday, April 07, 2002 2:25 PM
From: Betty Pearce
Hi I am trying to find out info on my Great Uncle Ernest Bancroft Erwin born in Wilton, Muscatine County Iowa His birthday is Sept 1 1878 he was a twin his brothers name is Otto Erwin. Only info on mother is last name Hearst Any help would be appreciated let me know what you find and your fee Thank you Betty Pearce

Subject: Research on Wilson family of West Liberty area
Dated: Friday, April 05, 2002 9:52 AM
From: Gary R. Toms
Dear Dave: My great-grandparents, William Thomas VanTuyl and Hannah (Worden) VanTuyl, resided in Muscatine County for most of their adult lives, and raised most of their children there. The older children married and settled there before William and Hannah moved to the Texas panhandle with some of the children. William died there, and Hannah returned to Nichols, where she died a few years later. My interest at this time is one of their daughters, Anna Orpha VanTuyl (born 1869) who married Edward Grant Wilson. They lived most of their lives in the West Liberty area. I am conducting additional research on the family at this time in preparation for the first ever reunion of the William and Hannah VanTuyl family. I would like to have the following research services performed, please: For Edward Grant Wilson, born 1872, died 9 Nov 1951, West Liberty, and wife, Anna Orpha (VanTuyl) Wilson, born 1869, died 16 March 1980, W. Liberty: 1) Obituary for each from an area newspaper. 2) Probate file for each; primarily interested in petition for administration (or for letters testamentary, and will if there is one), and the final distribution, giving names and whereabouts of heirs. 3) Marriage records of any children you can identify from these two sources. 4) Birth records of any children or grandchildren. 5) Death records of any children or grandchildren who died there, as well as for Anna and Edward. I understand that you have fixed fees for some of this research, and an hourly rate plus expenses for the rest. If you want me to send a check now for an estimated amount, I'll be glad to do so, or I can wait and send an exact amount immediately upon completion. I hope to return to Muscatine County for some research sometime this summer, but am anxious to get underway with this family now, as there are others to do, as well. As you can tell by my outline of what I requested and the purpose of this research, my goal is to identify and locate the living descendants of William and Hannah. If you think of other searches you can conduct to assist with this goal, you have my authorization to proceed with it. I will look forward to hearing from you at your convenience. Sincerely, Gary Gary R. Toms

Subject: 1840 Muscatine County census
Dated: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 4:31 PM
From: Wendall Boggs Ashcroft
Hello: I would like to have the census on Anthony Boggs for 1840. The census number is 462. Many thanks. Wendell Boggs Ashcroft

Subject: John RICHMAN
Dated: Monday, April 01, 2002 3:22 PM
From: Rita Wolf Pierce
Dear Dave, The Muscatine Co., Iowa Roots Website has the listing for my ancestor, John RICHMAN, in the 1840 census. Are you able to get a copy of this for me showing a listing of the number of males and females in his household? Also could you send a copy of the 1836 Territorial Census of Iowa for John Richman. I am a direct descendant of Levi W. Richman: Levi W. RICHMAN m. Mary Anna NESTOR (Father Daniel, Grandfather Jacob) in Barbour Co., WV. They are buried in Curtis, Frontier Co., NE. From what I am able to determine they then went to Curtis, Frontier Co.> Indianola, Red Willow Co., NE. Their first son, Daniel Jacob RICHMAN b. Dec 13, 1849 WV is my Great Grandfather. He purchased land in Red Willow Co., NE and married at age 32 to Christina C. HAHN age 22(b. Germany). Red Willow Co., NE. I am trying to trace the the RICHMAN family and John is a definite family name. Are there any records that state his full given names? Thank you for your help. I apprecaite you taking the time to help me. Rita Wolf Pierce

Subject: Muscatine Co. Lib Bios'
Dated: Monday, April 01, 2002 1:44 AM
From: Karen McIntire Hamm
Dear Dave, According to your Muscatine Co., Website, under the 1899 Biographies--there is a bio for Thomas McIntire on p. 536-----and in the 1911 Biographies there is also a biography for Thomas McIntire p.262. Would you please look these up for me and send as an attachment if possible. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Karen McIntire Hamm

Dated: Saturday, March 30, 2002 6:53 PM
From: Collene Harker
If you have a HARKER in your tree please let me know. I work on all of those in Muscatine Iowa. collene Harker

Subject: Kincaid
Dated: Friday, March 29, 2002 8:19 PM
From: Travis Kincaid
I don't know if I am doing this right but there are quite a few Kincaid's living in Muscatine if you need info please feel free to e-mail me THANK YOU TRAVIS KINCAID

Subject: RE: Look Up's
Dated: Thursday, March 28, 2002 3:01 PM
From: Betty Smith
What I am looking for is a print out or copy of the 1850 Federal Census for Montpelier Township. Muscatine Co., IA, page 384 for the Archibald Feeler family. What I found on Iowa Census 1838-70 only gives the name of the head of household and I am very interested in who is there with him. That would be look-up #1. #2 Comes from the same source but is the 1852 IA State Census Index for Sweetland Township, Muscatine Co., page 42. There again I am interested in any other names listed with him, and what he does for a living. #3 Same source. I would like a print out or copy of the 1860 Federal Census for Cedar Co., Rochester Township, p. 92 and any information it has on the family. #4 I am not sure where to look but if you readily know of a way to find out if he was a U.S. Marshal or any sort of lawman in Iowa I would be interested in knowing. Family tradition has passed down the story that Archibald was a U. S. Marshal. It is said that his body was found impaled on the broken break handle of his wagon. However, it was later discovered that he had been shot and his body placed on the break handle allegedly to make it appear as an accident. We do not know if he was still an acting Marshal at the time of his death or for that matter if he really ever was. I found him and the family on the July 1870 San Luis Rey, County of San Diego, CA Census and he is listed as a 52 year old farmer born in VA. His wife Marianne 38, was born in Iowa. (Marriage records in Muscatine Co. show her as Mary Ann. I have that document on order.) Also listed with them was William A. age 21, born Iowa, Frederick, age 18, born Iowa, Carnelia A.,16 (male), Iowa, Franklin A. 12, Iowa, Angeline, 10, Iowa, Adeline 10, Iowa ( Adeline is my husband's grandmother), Marianne, 8, Iowa, David E, 5. Ca and Milly age 1, CA. If the 1870 census information is correct that would have the family moving to CA from IA between 1862 and 1865. That is the job with a little background information. Now you can tell me whether or not you want to take it on and about what you think it would cost. Norma and Denise, thank you for your offer. Dave, thank you for being our go-between. Betty F. Smith

Subject: Timberlake & others
Dated: Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:53 AM
From: James A. Beatty
Thanks Dave, for your interest and prompt reply. I have been doing research on my Beatty family in Muscatine County for about 3 or 4 years seriously. I'll try to be succinct and I greatly appreciate any leads. My gr.grandfather, James Beatty, b. Ireland 1800, citizenship Pennsylvania 1829. Married 1830 and in US census in Pa . Came west ca. 1836-1839. Listed in census in Muscatine County 1840,1850,1860,1870. Owned small farm 80 acres 3mi S and 3mi W of Atalissa. The land was sold in 1873. He is reported to have died Jan 1878 in the obit of my great- grandmother, who by the time of her death (1901) lived here in Cedar Rapids. She lived with her youngest daughter and son-in-law, and is listed in the 1880 census being in Wilton in their household as "mother in law". (Name William Ronemous). Tried to find obit or death notice on my gr-grandfather in the Muscatine newspaper and the Wilton newspaper of the time, Jan 1878. Have walked the cemeteries around Wilton, Moscow, Atalissa but no luck. The plot in Oakdale (No Half of F4) listed as owned by James M. Beatty, my grand uncle or my grandfather's(Franklin Beatty) brother. James M. married in Wilton but eventually moved to Cedar Rapids - both he and my grandfather worked for the railroad (who in Wilton didn't?). James M. died on the road and was brought back to Cedar Rapids, buried at Linwood in 1916. I assume that my gr-grandfather, James Beatty, was cared for in the years 1873-1878, at his daughter's house in Wilton when he died. It may well be that he was with another daughter in another county at the time of his death and his wife came after that to be with the younger daughter in Wilton. It may be that the date in the paper at the time of her death stating he died Jan 1878 was reported wrong or calculated wrong, however it states "In January 1878 Mr. Beatty died............. Since that time Mrs. Beatty has made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. W.H. Ronemous....." I have tried checking the whereabouts of the other daughters for the Jan. 1878 time, but have not completely finished that task. It seemed to me that if we could determine the date of purchase of the Oakdale plot it would help point whether it was purchased in need for the death of the father or if James M. bought it later, thinking about the needs of the mother or for himself. Yet a family man would likely not purchase one plot only for himself. When James M. died, either they didn't know about the Wilton plot or it was used earlier - perhaps for a child of his or he bought it thinking of his mother. We know of 4 children, 3 of which died and buried Linn Co. The 4th born 1877, we do not know about his death at this time. If we could find a death record on that one it may tie in with the purchase of the Oakdale plot if it was after 1880 when death records were recorded. If you have any suggestions please write. If you incur expenses or fees in your looking please let me know. Do you think the original books of the Oakdale association would reveal anything that isn't in the library? FYI - my other family ties in the Wilton area are the Grunders. My grandmother was Anna Grunder who married Franklin Beatty in 1880. I haven't begun to research that line, but I hope to in the near future. Thanks again. Jim Beatty

Subject: Timberlake & others
Dated: Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:53 AM
From: James A. Beatty
Mr. Dunston, I am writing to thank you for the posting on Timberlake. One of my ancestors burial there is recorded although when my wife and I walked through Timerlake back in the 80's we could not find a stone. I would like your input or direction on possible further information but on the Oakdale cemetery at Wilton. From our research at the library there and in the Iowa State Historical LIbrary at Iowa City we know that there is a plot recorded as owned by James M. Beatty, a great uncle, but no further info. We know he was buried here in Cedar Rapids but we think that Oakdale site might have been used for his father, my gr grandfather. The information recorded gives no details as to the use of the plot. The cemetery association is unable or unwilling to allow its records to be studied. The records have been in the possession of one Jim Voss who seems totally uncooperative. My thought is that if we could find an entry about the time of the purchase of the plot it would be most helpful toward determining if it was the place of burial for my great grandfather. Any suggestions? James A. (Jim) Beatty

Subject: Dilley
Dated: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:30 AM
From: Colleen Dilley Miller
I found the records you did of the Dilley's in Oakdale cemetery Muscatine, Ia. Robert was my grandfather. He died before I was born. On a visit home to Davenport, my brother told me about this cemetery he found by chance. He was very interested as his middle name was Donald & one of the graves had little Donald on it. He knew our grandfather was Robert as he had met him when he was very small. I have been in touch with my cousin who lives in Muscatine & she knew that was our grandfather. If you have any other information about any Dilley's I would really appreciate it. My name is Colleen Dilley Miller. I live in Topping,Va.

Subject: RE: Scan of 1879 bio page for R. H. McCampbell
Dated: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 6:41 PM
From: Vicki Broughton
As far as the probate question goes, like I said, I received probate records from Muscatine Co from 1860. Since the decendent croaked abt. 1840-something in Indiana, I was curious as to why it was being probated in Iowa. I guess I'm also confused as to why there wasn't a copy of the will with the probate records. If you haven't been able to tell, I'm fairly new at genealogical research so I'm just trying to cover all my bases. Here is the information regarding probate: Lucy A. Broughton, Mary Broughton and Miranda Broughton (heirs) Thomas G. Broughton (executor) Lucy Anna (Donaldson) Broughton (decedent) The reason I'm giving you all of that info is because I would have thought that probate records would be listed under the decendent's name. However, I had initially contacted the Muscatine Co Genealogical Society about a _marriage_ record for Miranda Broughton and William Iddings. The woman with whom I corresponded mentioned the probate records with regard to Miranda's name, NOT the decendent's. I'm also not sure why the genealogical society would have these (probate) records and NOT the courthouse. Anyway, now that you're thoroughly confused, yes, I would appreciate it if you would check next time you're in the area. Let me know if I can reimburse you for mileage or parking or whatever. Not sure how much your gas prices are but ours have gone from about $1.27 to $1.45 this past month. Take care, vicki

Subject: RE: Scan of 1879 bio page for R. H. McCampbell
Dated: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 11:49 AM
From: Vicki Broughton
Thanks so much for remembering me. It looks great and I appreciate it very much. It did come through as a JPG; did your scanner software say it saved it in a different format? Since it appears that you have access to the biographical sketches and that you can scan them, if you need help transcribing any of the entries to post on the web, please let me know. I'd be happy to return the favor. I noticed that the Muscatine Co site at rootsweb has a list of the probate index rolls and I have a question about that. A couple of weeks ago, I received the original probate records (from 1860) from the Muscatine Co genealogical society. Would the records I received be included in that index? The reason I'm asking is that what I received from the genealogical society only had two sheets and I'm wondering if there were more documents that got lost over the years. What exactly does the index show? Also, do you know if Muscatine Co has a will index and, if so, would you know what years are included? -vicki

Subject: Obits
Dated: Monday, March 25, 2002 2:29 PM
From: Tammy
Hi Dave, The obits in Wilton that would help first would be for: Robert Dilley d. ca Nov. 1926(according to Oakdale cemetery online) His wife Esther Ann Dilley 12 Oct 1919(according to Oakdale Cemetery online) Esther Ann's parents were (I believe) Thomas d.29 Aug 1917) & Magdelene(d.21 April 1924)Duncan. It looks like all of these Duncans are in Oakdale too. This family was easy to find. They all seem to have stayed in Wilton. Thanks Agina Dave, this lady will find out a lot about her family history before her family reunion in the summer. Tammy

Dated: Saturday, March 23, 2002 5:41 PM
From: Joan
Looking for any information on Hiram Albright b.1827 d. d.1903 & wife Mary Ann Kane Albright b.1835 d.1903. Their son Milo b.1853 & his wife Mary Jane Orwig Albright b.1857, their children: James Walter, b. 1880, Marvin Sylvester b. 1882 and Effie May b. 1887. Hiram, Mary, Milo, & Mary Jane are buried in the Lone Tree Cemetery. I have a picture of Hiram and Mary Ann if a family member is interested. Joan

Subject: Look Up's
Dated: Friday, March 22, 2002 12:58 PM
From: Betty Smith
Dave, Did I miss a list of people on the site who will do look up's for those of us in other parts of the country. If you know of someone in the area of Muscatine, IA who would be willing to check the 1850 & 1860 Federal Census and 1852 State Census I wish you would have them get in touch with me. I am Betty Smith and my E-mail address is Thanks a lot for your work on this site. We appreciate folks like you who are willing to give of their time a talent. Betty Smith

Subject: Early Settlers, Muscatine Co
Dated: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 9:14 PM
From: Dixie Smalley-Brewer
Dave, I believe you have an error on the copy on the website for The Early Settlers (cemetery/mussett.htm). The first person listed is 1837 - Banks, Abraham Talcott (dead), which I would believe to be correct. But further down please find 1837 - Smalley, Abraham Talcott (dead) which I believe to be the incorrect one. Abraham Smalley is my great-great grandfather. I have never heard of a middle name for him and he didn't die until 1902. Thank you for all of the work put into this site. Since I don't live in Iowa any longer, you've certainly helped me in my research. Please keep up the wonderful work and help keep some of Muscatine's history alive. Dixie Smalley-Brewer

Subject: Muscatine County
Dated: Monday, March 18, 2002 11:42 PM
From: Marcy Gilding Billings
Dave, I was looking at the Early Marriage Index 1837-1845 and I noticed that my ancestors name was listed as Maroa E Huber. Her name was Mary E. (Elizabeth) Huber. I was wondering if the was a typo or maybe hard to read when it was transcribed. Can it be fixed? Thanks for all you do for this site it is great. Marcy Gilding Billings

Subject: bios 1911 not yet online
Dated: Monday, March 18, 2002 2:48 PM
From: Lynda Paxton
Hi again Dave ... I neglected to state that the first email for bios was 1879. Charles B. Vail also appears in 1911 on pg 142. I would be grateful if you could put this one online also. Thanks bunches and keep up the good work ... Lynda

Subject: bios not yet online
Dated: Monday, March 18, 2002 2:43 PM
From: Lynda Paxton
Hi Dave ... wondering if you could put these two bios online. both from Bloomington Twp., both page 633: Vail, charles B. Vail, J.M. thanks ... Lynda

Subject: 1840 census
Dated: Monday, March 18, 2002 1:02 PM
From: Janice Swain Shafer
Can you send me further information on the following listing? Thank you in advance. First Name Surname Page ? Deusenbery 470 Janice Swain Shafer

Subject: Emma Jeannette Franklin born 12 April 1882
Dated: Sunday, March 17, 2002 8:04 PM
From: Kiny Dilek Maxson
I have a Emma Jeannette Franklin born 12 April 1882 in Muskateen County, Iowa. Her parents are supposed to be William Benjamin Franklin and Polly Ann Burger. I have no other information on these parents. Does anyone know this family, where the parents were born, dates, etc.? Thanks, Kiny Dilek (K.D.) Maxson

Subject: Phillips
Dated: Sunday, March 17, 2002 8:32 PM
From: Matt Eichner
Hello, My name is Matt Eichner. My grandfather was Kenneth R. Phillips. His father's name was Harold Phillips also of Muscatine County. I am not sure if that is the same one listed in the biographical section in the Muscatine County History-1911. If it is, could you send me the biographical information? That would be great if it was electronic. If not I could send you a self addressed stamped envelope for that purpose. Thank you so much for your time. Matt Eichner

Subject: William Nachbaur
Dated: Sunday, March 17, 2002 2:39 PM
From: William T. Nachbaur
hi, I was surprised to see William Nachbaur on your list since Nachbaur is not a very common name and it's mine and my dad's. Can you tell me anything about your William Nachbaur? Thank you. William T. Nachbaur

Subject: Bio Question?
Dated: Saturday, March 16, 2002 6:23 PM
From: Tom M. Brown
My name is Thomas Madison Brown and I am a decsendent of the Brown's who first settled in Muscatine County. My 4xGreat Grandfather, Col. Thomas Brown, first surveyed most all of Muscatine County in the 1830's for the Government. Matthew Brown, Col. Thomas' son, settled in Muscatine County around 1838 after helping his father survey the county. Mathew's son, Thomas Madison Brown, is my namesake. My question is how do I obtain copies of biographies not yet online? The section for 1889 shows a listing for T.M. Brown on page 242. There is also a listing for Thomas Brown for 1911 on page 571. I would be interested in seeing these. I to was born in Muscatine County in 1963 at General Hospital and know live in western Iowa. Thanks, T.M. Brown

Subject: Marriage Records
Dated: Friday, March 15, 2002 11:58 PM
From: Tammy Perry
Hi Dave, I would like to see if I can get 3 marriage records. I know that's alot, and I know a zerox is $3 each which would be $9. I will send it if you think you can find some time to get them. I'm not in any hurry for them if that helps :-) It would be for my 3 Rodgers grandparents; Francis Marton Rehbehn & Violetta Marie Rodgers May 29, 1936 William Mathew Rodgers & Etta Marie Eis August 7, 1909(might be April) Mathew Rodgers/Rogers & Mary Dowdal Nov 29,1883 All Muscatine. If you think you might have the time, let me know and I'll send you the money order. Thanks Tammy

Subject: King, Foster
Dated: Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:23 AM
From:Cindy Bistodeau
I am looking for a Jesse D King and his wife Linnie Foster. They were married in Muscatine, Bloomington County IA on July 3, 1889. I also believe that Jesse is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine. Any help locating these people would be much appreciated.

Subject: Nye cemetery
Dated: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 9:50 AM
From: Linda Evans
Are "ANY" of the gravestones in the NYE CEMETERY, Muscatine County, Iowa, "readable"? I am interested in the posting of "A. WEBSTER", in the Nye cemetry. As well as the Nye family buried there. Thank You. Linda Evans

Subject: Muscatine county query
Dated: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:20 PM
From: Lisa
I'm trying to track the family of Halia STECKMAN. Halia was born in Simpson KS, in 1907, and went to La Junta CO as a young girl. Her parents were--I believe-- Alvah Bert STECKMAN and Effie STECKMAN, and she said they were from Iowa previous to KS. I believe one brother was hit by a train in CO, and it is possible that Alvah died in TX, but I cannot trace the rest of her family; they did not appear to stay long in La Junta. An Effie STECKMAN (also Elmer, Ronald and WIlbur) is buried in Greenwood Cemetary (died April 26, 1938), and it occurred to me --though I know its a long shot-- that this may have been the same Effie, returned home to Iowa. Does anyone know anything about this STECKMAN family that might be a clue for me? Thanks so much. Lisa

Subject: Picture taken in Muscatine County
Dated: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 4:16 PM
From: Marcy
I have a picture of my great grandmother and I believe it was taken in Muscatine County. The only thing I can read on the picture is a partial name of the photographer and it looks like ?? Grosshein? Does this sound familiar to anyone. Thanks you, Marcy

Subject: Biography page on Muscatine Co web site - McCampbell R. H. 610
Dated: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 2:06 PM
From: Vicki Broughton
I'm interested in knowing more about a biography from 1879 on the biographical index page of the web site. I recently received probate records from the Muscatine Genealogical Society and the above-named person was one of the names on the guardian bond. There is no link for the name on the biographical sketch page; I'm hoping that means that the actual information, although available, has not yet been transcribed. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping you can answer: a) Is there a biographical sketch available on this person? b) Will it be posted on the web site? c) Is it available for photocopying? d) To whom would I make a request for a copy? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide to me. Vicki Broughton

Subject: 1836 Iowa Territorial Census
Dated: Saturday, March 9, 2002 12:18 PM
From: Carol Kunz
Hello Dave, I have just run across my GG grandfather on the 1836 Iowa Territorial Census for Demoine County, Iowa (see below here) IOWA TERRITORIAL CENSUS 1836 M Surname First Name County Page McHone Millington Demoine 87 and, on the page for the Muscatine Co., 1840 Census the top portion states that you can get a copy of the above census. How would I go about getting a copy of my Millington McHone. I am about to apply for an Iowa Statehood Certificate and I need a copy to accompany this application. I appreciate anything you can do for me. If it can be sent via email as an attachment good, if not what charges are involved, how do I send payment etc. Thanks alot, Carol Kunz

Subject: Probate Records, Muscatine Co.
Dated: Saturday, March 9, 2002 10:34 AM
From: Ethel Zott
I would very much like to obtain a copy of the Probate record of the following: Probate #89.5 Surname: NYE, Benjamin Roll: 2 Blip # 54 I think there is a reference to an ancestor of mine contained therein. Please let me know the cost and I will submit the same to you. Thank you for your kind courtesy. Ethel Zott

Subject: Re: Retry on JMGuild's headstone
Dated: Saturday, March 9, 2002 12:38 AM
From: Sandi Lee Craig
Dave: Only John Dunham Guild d. April 24, 1885 would meet that 1880 date. And I believe that what I am looking for should be met by a photograph of Jane McKinney Guild's headstone. While you are at the library and are lucky [see I'm a card carrying Optimist] with finding out information re these Guild's - maybe you could find when they made the move from NJ to IA. John McKinney Guild was born in NJ - John/Jane's first 4 children were born in NJ with the youngest born in OH [1839] - so they were making their way West relatively early. My records show that John McKinney Guild and Sarah Hoy were married in Atalissa [I think that its really neat that it was named after an Indian woman ...according to the town's web site]. I don't even have the dates of birth for any of their children - my own ggrandmother included...thought I'd taken a photo of her grave in Galena, but can't find one - yet another trip!. So I can't give you a hint of when the births might have occurred or the marriage. Did IA only start keeping all V.R. after 1880? - or just selected ones. And they say that Missouri is backwards. Ha! Their records usually go back to the 1824's. IA sounds as bad as TX. I haven't been able to find record of an 'official' marriage in 1901. Even Indian Territory kept better records. Thanks for your help. Sandi

Subject: garlock families
Dated: Thursday, March 7, 2002 9:04 PM
From: Lydia Stratton
I am looking for any information I can find on the Garlock families. My mother was born in Davenport Ia 1893 or there abouts her mother died in about 1895 My mothers name was Iva Jane she also had a brother named Idar she was raised by her grandparents and 2 aunts She went by the name of Garlock so I don't know if that was her mothers name or the grandparents. any information would be helpful. She said that the court house burned down so there were no birth records and I don't know where she attended church. Thank you Lydia stratton

Subject: Marriage Lookup
Dated: Monday, March 4, 2002 8:49 PM
From: Karen
I am looking for a marriage of Edward Sager and Susanna Elizabeth Gearheart July 3,1862, possibly in Muscatine County. Could you help? My email is Thankyou, Karen Sager Hull

Subject: Rush information
Dated: Sunday, March 3, 2002 12:38 PM
From: Jim Rush
Hello. My name is Jim Rush. I'm looking for any further information you might have on James Franklin Rush and Sarah Elizabeth Johnston Rush. They are buried in the Oakdale Cementary. James is a son of Jacob Strawn Rush. Jacob is the brother of my GGGrandfather Enoch Rush. Also, James's daughter and her husband are buried there too. Her name is Roena Bell Rush Gill. Husband is Bert Orin Gill. Need any information on them also. E-mail address is Thanks for your help. Jim Rush.

Subject: Re: Knopp
Dated: Saturday, March 2, 2002 4:26 PM
From: Frank Knopp
Yes. There are a couple of Knopps (George P. Knopp and D.S. Knopp) on the civil war list of names from Muscatine County and a couple (Stephen and Molly) in the Greenwood Cemetery. My great grandfather (Anton Knopp) was born (18 Jun 1856) in Muscatine IA. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks Frank

Subject: Biographical Index
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 8:41 PM
From: Becky
Dave, I found a page on the Muscatine web site that list biographical Indexes and it says to contact you on who to get information on people listed. I am interested in Richards, William C, page 725. I you could tell me how to get more information on this person I would be most appreciative. Becky in Denver

Subject: ROMIG BIO
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 7:43 PM
From: Susie
I request a copy of the Bio for Harry L Romig page 645. Thank you Susie Gust

Subject: Name-Maisenbach to add to your list
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 3:17 PM
From: Joy Brooks
RICHARD WALTER(superscript: 3) MAISENBACH was born in MUSCATINE IOWA 03/13/1919. RICHARD died 09/22/1980 in HUNTINGON BEACH CALIF, at 61 years of age. He married MARIE CACIOPPO in CHICAGO, IL, 01/13/1941. RICHARD WALTER MAISENBACH and MARIE CACIOPPO had the following children: RICHARD D(superscript: 4) MAISENBACH was born 08/4/01944. WARREN F MAISENBACH was born 10/16/1946. THOMAS A MAISENBACH was born in CHICAGO, IL 01/31/1948. He married CAROL TERESA. MICHAEL J MAISENBACH was born 12/04/1951 There are many many more Maisenbachs to be found at Thank you, Joy Brooks

Subject: Re: Muscatine Co., IA Lookup
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 11:49 AM
From: Gloria
Thank you so very much for checking into this HUNT family for me. Yes, I would like to pursue this a little further if you have the time. From what you found, it looks like John HUNT (1806-1850) may have been the father of John B. (1843-1926, Civil War vet) and Geo. W. (1844-1927). This is a tough time period to search, as I doubt an obituary would exist for John Sr. who died in 1850. I don't have a clue as to the age of the William HUNT I am searching for other than he married Elizabeth M. OLIVER in 1838 and she was born about 1822. If William was born around 1822, as well, it is possible he could be a son of John HUNT Sr. I forgot to tell you the date they signed the document pertaining to the estate of Elizabeth's father who died in Vermilion Co., IL. William and Elizabeth signed their release on 18 July 1843 at Moscow Township, Muscatine County, Iowa. There is another HUNT connection in my OLIVER family and it is possible they moved to Muscatine too. Martha Ann HUNT b about 1818 KY married William P. OLIVER in 1838 at Vermilion Co., IL. This William was born about 1817-1818 KY. They had 9 children: James, Milley Jane (my ancestor), Isabella 'Isabel', Mary F., Louisa, Martha A., William C., Anna and Margaret. They lived in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL during the 1840, 1850 and 1860 US census and then disappeared. My Milley Jane married in 1868 at Holt Co., MO but there is no trace of her family there. I have a very old photograph of a man, woman and child that belonged to Milley Jane but I don't know who the people are. I feel they are somehow related to Milley. Martha Ann HUNT is probably related to William HUNT because they lived in the same area and there weren't many people in Vermilion Co., IL at that time. I am wondering if there are any old histories of the area that may mention these HUNT families. A probate record for John HUNT Sr. would certainly name his children. Land records could be helpful too. Do you need a land description or are land records filed by name in IA. I know all the states have different ways of handling them. Some are quite easy to find with just a name. In other states, you have to have a land description. Gloria

Subject: Re: Elizabeth Ann Sheldon Killed
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 11:41 AM
From: Vic
HI Dave thanks for your reply....And your help....I know that Elizabeth Ann Sheldon's maiden name is Umlandt..Her father was Wilburn and Mother is Norma. Wilburn is deceased and is buried at Greenwood..Maybe Norma is still living and residing in Musacatine.. I would not know what the daughter's name would be except that her maiden name would be Sheldon .. She would be in her 40's since her mother Elizabeth Ann ( Umblandt ) Sheldon was 21 in 1961 when she was killed..Im thinking her and I are about yhe same age I was born in 1959.. The deal was my mother and father ( Howard Freeman ) were seperated but was still married in 1961when the wreck happened that killed them both .The girl that might dad ( Howard Freeman ) was seeing was Elizabeth Ann Sheldon. She was divorced at the time to Donald Sheldon from Muscatine they were married in 1957 in Muscatine...If Donald is still living I don't know. I never had any contact with him...He would probly know the whereabouts of his daughter That Im looking for... When the funeral home gave to my mother the personal effects of my father when he was killed was also in the sack the personal effects of Elizabeth Ann Sheldon the girl that was killed on the motorcycle in Sept. 1961.....So any way maybe Elizabeth Ann Sheldon's daughter would like to have these items that belonged to her mother.... The motorcycle wreck happened on a Monday night at 7 o clock Sept. 1961 10 miles east of the Moline airport on highway 6. The story goes that My dad and Elizabeth Ann Sheldon were heading for Geneso Il. Where he was going to a Knights of Columbus meeting and the motorcycle which they were on veered across the center lane and plowed head on into a uncomming staionwagon.Killing my dad and Elizabeth Ann ( Umlandt ) Sheldon... She was buried in Greenwood cemetery there in Musacatin Ia. My dad played music on Woc. Tv and Kwpc radio in Muscatine at the time of their deaths.. So any way a little history for you. The Umlandt family were from Muscatine.... I would also like a picture of Elizabeth Ann Sheldon and a Obit......Thanks for your help. Vic

Subject: Re: 1836 Iowa Territorial Census
Dated: Friday, March 1, 2002 8:24 AM
From: Karen
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Yes, 2 weeks will be fine. It is very frustrating that I cannot find any information to link our family directly back to Ireland. I am going to Ireland in June with my aunt, Rita Noonan Ries Hartung and her 2 daughters. We are going with a group that goes every year out of Dubuque. This is a big deal for us obviously. Unfortunately, the names of my gggrandparents are so common that it is almost impossible to trace them. Richard Noonan and Mary Foley are my best leads and I was encouraged to find a John Foley marriage in Dubuque within 5 years of Richard and Mary's. This makes me think that they possibly could be siblings. Also, they came to the US prior to the famine....hence there are a lot less Irish names during that earlier time frame. I was VERY fortunate to find my Belgian/Flemish relatives one year ago! I flew to Belgium last May with my 21 year old son. I met my dad's first cousin! My dad has been dead since I never knew that she existed! She is 80 years old this year and was delighted to meet us! Ironically, she also had MANY questions about the part of her family that emigrated. When she opened her picture album....there was a picture of my dad, 1 year old,....that she did not know the name of ! All that she knew was that it was a relative from the USA! I plan to go back in 2003. I also met a father and son in Brussels on our last day. We had common names from the same village but we could not find the 'blood'. Well, lo and behold....when we returned, my genealogist informed me that they were my 3rd and 4th cousins! We were ecstatic! Do you do genealogy work for a fee? I am looking for a real digger in that Dubuque, Garryowen corridor. I also have one more question for you. In that 1836 census....there is a strange entry for McLaughlin and Stanton (listed together!) 2 of my GG's are those names! I know that my McLaughlin married in Massachusett's about, it is probably not him....none the is intriguing that they are listed together. My Stanton is a William Stanton....if that shows up....I will eagerly persue that as well. Thank you once again! Karen Mahieu Lyddon

Subject: Forms
Dated: Thursday, February 28, 2002 9:13 PM
From: Joe Sparks
Hi Dave I just got some information from a woman in Neb. that's doing some looking for me. She has came up with some names that could be Porter Wolf / Wolfe parents. She wants me to try and get a copy of Porter A. Wolfe and Mary Hendrickson / Wolfe marriage certificate. How can I or can you get me a form to get it along with how much it cost. She's hoping it will have Porter's parent's names on it, as I'm hoping also. If you could let me know I'd be very grateful. Thank You Joe Sparks

Subject: 1836 Iowa Territorial Census
Dated: Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:17 PM
From: Karen
Hello Dave, I am researching my 8 Irish GGgrandparents and have not had success in finding the link back to Ireland. My GGgrandparents: Richard Noonan married Mary Foley on 13 Apr 1841 in Dubuque. I have no other information other than their direct descendents. There is also a marriage of a John Foley to Emily Baugh on 18 Feb 1836 in Dubuque. I would like to find out more about John Foley to see if he is a brother of Mary Foley. The 1836 census lists a John Foley Esq. and John Foley Jr. on Page 35 of Dubuque. There is also a Moses Baugh (possible brother of Emily Baugh) listed on Page 34 of Dubuque. Could you look these up for me and see if there are other family members listed? Does this census list anything else? It appears that only the men or heads of household are listed. I am willing to pay for your time. Thank you! Karen Mahieu Lyddon

Subject: Elizabeth Ann Sheldon Killed
Dated: Thursday, February 28, 2002 4:30 PM
From: Vic
Hi Dave...Thanks Dave...... Im doing a little research on a person that was killed in a motorcycle car collison in Il. The name is Elizabeth Ann Sheldon .She was 21 years old when she was killed on Sept. 18 1961 .. The gravesite is at Greenwood cemetery... She was on the motorcycle with my dad when it collided headon into a station wagon .. She had a daughter that must of been 2 0r 3 years at the time name unknown . So Im searching for this daughter .She might be living in Muscatine since her mother was living there and the daughters father Donald Sheldon was living in Muscatine at the time...So thanks for your help.Vic.......

Subject: Muscatine County Queries
Dated: Thursday, February 28, 2002 6:24 AM
From: Graphics/Layout Editor
Looking for any and all information concerning the Nickols family.I believe most information will be based in Muscatine or Fort Madison, IA.Thank you.Graphics/Layout Editor The Gazette

Subject: Genealogical Society
Dated: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 8:23 PM
From: Roberta Iiames
Can anyone give me the complete address for the Muscatine County Genealogical Society. Thanks Roberta Iiames

Subject: Hockersmith
Dated: Monday, February 25, 2002 4:28 PM
From: Mary R. Stout
I am searching for HOCKERSMITH, Ray or Anna. I believe Ray is Anna's son. I would like to know who her husband was. Ray and Anna are buried in Greenwood Cemetery. Could someone send me the stone information? Mary

Dated: Friday, February 22, 2002 5:29 PM
From: Kp
Beveridge, M.D. Thomas Franklin 344 MUSCATINE COUNTY HISTORY - 1911 I am in need of a copy of the above biography. Can you help? Thanks for responding. Kp

Subject: 1836 Territorial Census
Dated: Monday, February 18, 2002 10:35 PM
From: Clare Calandra
I am looking for any information you can give me about Jacob Pate, Dubuque,Iowa Page 30. Also Michael Zimmerman, Dubuque, Iowa Page 36. Thanks Clare Calandra

Subject: Burial place of William Albert Henderson
Dated: Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:46 PM
From: Carl Marti
I am trying to find the burial place of my great grandfather William Albert Henderson. He was born in June 1851 in Ontario, and lived in North Dakota and Iowa. I found a reference to a William A. Henderson, born in 1851, dying in 1935, who is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty, IA. The Iowa GenWeb web site says that you can look up information for that cemetery. If it helps, the index where I found the above person is supposed to be on page 269 of, I guess, the Muscatine Co., cemetery guide. Thanks for your help. Carl Marti

Subject: 2nd Calvary - Co. G - IA
Dated: Friday, February 15, 2002 1:01 PM
From: Sandi Lee Craig
How do I go about listing two more men under the above listing? John Durham GUILD and his son, John McKinney GUILD? John D. is buried in Overman Cemetery, IA and his son, John McKinney GUILD is buried in Galena, Cherokee Co., KS. Both have this unit listed on their headstones. Thanks Sandi Lee Craig

Subject: Parscal/////Huston
Dated: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 8:26 PM
From: Vicki
Would like to place on the Query Board. Alonzo Leander Parscal born 20 December 1863 West Liberty, Muscatine COunty, Iowa. MArried to Minnie Armilda Huston. Others with information , please contact me. Vicki

Dated: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 11:17 AM
Tracing the following in Muscatine County, IA: Charles Emmons Doty b. 1870 Illinois m. Edith Spoor b. 1874 Illinois. Children: Floyd Blythe Doty b. 1900 Mercer Cty, IL d. 1979, Muscatine Cty, Iowa Mildren Doty m. Eddie Hildebrandt, b. 1895, IA d. 1987, Muscatine County, IA Their children: Maynard Hildebrandt, Ballard Delane Hildebrandt. Looking for parents of Charles Emmons Doty; descendents of Floyd Blythe Doty, info on Maynard and Ballard and families

Subject: Info
Dated: Sunday, February 10, 2002 1:53 PM
From: Eleanor Eastberg
Looking for info on Thomas Brophy Dubuque County p. 30. Thanks Eleanor Eastberg email address

Subject: Muscatine Co., IA Lookup
Dated: Saturday, February 09, 2002 1:13 PM
Hi, I am searching for anything I can find on William HUNT and Elizabeth OLIVER. Elizabeth was born about 1822 in KY and married William HUNT 6 Dec 1838 at Vermilion Co., IL. During the settlement of the estate of Elizabeth's parents in Vermilion County, IL mention was made that William and Elizabeth signed off their portion at Moscow Twp, Muscatine Co., IA. I am assuming they lived there at the time. Unfortunately, I do not know anything about William's family. However, in searching the Muscatine website I did notice there was a Geo. W. HUNT and a John HUNT in the 1840 census. Wonder if William was related to them. There should be something in the old records of Muscatine indicating their presence there. Gloria

Subject: MARTIN, DOC
Dated: Saturday, February 09, 2002 12:54 PM
Hello, he was my grandfather and I would like to know if there is any information about him. thank you

Subject: Thanks for your assistance
Dated: Friday, February 08, 2002 11:53 AM
From: Jim
thanks for your help. I am looking for a great grandmother, Hester A. Wells whose father was David and mother 'Lucy'. I thought that this could be a link to that info. Now I can see that I need to go further. I know that Hester married a Patrick Dunfee after my great grandfathers early death. Subsequently Hester married Frank (or Francis) Blum and resided in Philips County, KS with him and my grandfather John Robert Rich. Any suggestions? And thank you sincerely, as you can note I am not talented as to ancestry development. Thanks for your consideration. Jim

Subject: Oakdale Cemetery - Wilton
Dated: Thursday, February 07, 2002 11:03 PM
From: Joleen Aitchison
Dear Dave, There is an Elijah G. Martin listed in the Oakdale Cemetery database. I believe this may be my 3ggf, Elijah C. Martin. I have his estimated birth year as 1808. Elijah G's birthdate would calculate out to 7 June 1808. Also, I have my Elijah as living in Wilton Twp. in 1870 with his family. Does there happen to be any other information about this man in your records? I appreciate your time. Sincerely, Joleen Aitchison

Subject: Edna Louella Francis b. circa 1887
Dated: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 8:40 PM
From: Kristiana Gregory
Hello...I'm trying to find information on my grandmother, Edna Luella Francis. She graduated from Cornell University in 1907. Thank you very much, Kristiana Gregory

Subject: Foley/Burne
Dated: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:18 PM
From: Pat Crossen
Hi Could I get the Bio's on Andrew Foley, John Byrne and the two other Byrne? thanks, Pat,

Subject: Foley/Cripppen/Byrne/Dean
Dated: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 10:12 AM
From: Pat Crossen
I am researching the above names. Main interest is in John Foley who came Muscatine in 1856. He married Mary Madden. He died in 1911. Patrick H. Crossen

Subject: probate records from Index Rolls 1-3
Dated: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 10:42 PM
From: Tammy Hammack
Dear Dave, I hope you can help me. My Greatgreat grandfather was a George Bower, we were lead to believe he had been adopted and I know he served in the Iowa 30th infantry during the Civil War.... could you tell me what is contained in the following probate record Probate# Name Roll Blip# 170.5 Bower George 3 65 any info you can provide I would greatly appreciate Sincerely, Tammy Hammack

Subject: Birth info in West Liberty Ia.
Dated: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 6:25 PM
From: Joe Sparks
Hi Dave I wrote you awhile back about Porter A. Wolfe, I'm still trying to find his parents. So far I've found with help Obit's on part of his and Mary Hendrickson children. I know Porter and Mary were married on March 28, 1861, and most of their children were born in west Liberty. One I found was born in 1865 and her name was Fannie E. Wolfe. So I guess I'll ask you in number questions. 1. Was there a news paper back then in West Liberty 2. Where would I go to find if Porter's parents names were on his Civil War records 3. Where could I find birth and death records for 1861 - 1865, as they lost 2 at birth I did find them in Cass Co. Iowa in the 1880 census, as a friend looked it up. I also got Porter's death certificate, but no names on it. Mary's had her parents listed on it. So can you help me out on this, so I can find answers?? Thanks Dave Joe Sparks

Subject: Churches/Newspapers
Dated: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 4:37 PM
From: Janet
Dave: Is there a way to find out which church E. B. SWEM belonged to in West Liberty? He was the minister in 1866 who married my ggrandparents, Joseph FISHER and Elizabeth GATES. Also, are there newspaper archives available to search for marriage notices from that time period or school lists for West Liberty for the years 1866-1870? Thanks for ANY help. Janet

Subject: List of Men Serving in WW1
Dated: Monday, February 04, 2002 4:47 PM
From: Cris Hickinbotham
Dear Dave, Could you please share the source on the list of Muscatine County Men serving in WWI? My uncle, Harvey Christiansen, is included in the list and I believe, Christian Oversen, is my great-uncle. Thank you. Cris Hickinbotham

Subject: HARKER
Dated: Sunday, February 03, 2002 10:00 PM
From: Collene Harker
If you have any HARKER in your family tree from Muscatine Iowa. You are mostly likly related. I would love to hear from you Collene Harker

Subject: Re: Probate inquiry
Dated: Sunday, February 03, 2002 4:25 PM
From: Marsha
Found these three probates on the Muscatine website. Probate index 1-3 1838-1865 # 79 Edgington, Edkand Roll 2 Blip# 28 # 21.5 Edginton, Corston Roll 1 Blip# 46 # 5.5 Edington, Joseph M. Roll 1 Blip # 16 If you have time to look these up that would be great, but I sure know how there is not always time to get everything done in a library visit. Either way thanks for the help. Marsha

Subject: RADLOFF, Carl Ludwig Christian
Dated: Sunday, February 03, 2002 8:25 AM
From: Nancy Benson
Carl or Charles Radloff is listed in a Wisconsin obituary for his brother as living in Muscatine, Iowa. I do not know whether they are referring to Muscatine County, Muscatine City or any township or village information. Can anyone advise how to begin my research for him. Carl was married to Augusta W.E. Kutzbach in 1894 in Wisconsin. Children include: Stella Radloff, Paul Radloff, Carl Radloff. Since I have no more detailed information about the Muscatine reference, I am floundering to find a strategy to find them. They would likely have been Lutheran. Would there be a listing of Muscatine Lutheran Churches? Nancy Benson

Subject: KREIN Family of Muscatine
Dated: Saturday, February 02, 2002 3:38 PM
From: Rich Patton
I'm trying to get help with a lookup in the 1920 Federal Census. Head of the house is Theodore W. KREIN at 503 E. 10th St. in the City of Muscatine, Muscatine Co. Occupation would be manager (M B & S Railroad). His wife, Stella, died Feb. 8, 1920 so he more than likely will be listed as a widower. There should be 7 children: James, Mary, Robert, Dorothy, Frank, Katherine and an infant, Richard. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Rich Patton -- Alto, GA

Subject: Muscatine Co., IA History 1889
Dated: Friday, February 01, 2002 8:44 PM
From: Lisa Bruneau
Hello, I noticed that there is a Franklin PIERCE on page 71 according to the Biographical Index. How do I go about getting information on him? I would greatly appreciate any assistance that you can provide. Thank You, Lisa Bruneau

Subject: Biography John C. Wilson
Dated: Thursday, January 31, 2002 6:46 PM
From: Jan Perez
How would I obtain John C. Wilson's biography? Thanks. Jan Perez

Subject: Early Settlers Records Vol. 1
Dated: Thursday, January 31, 2002 2:38 PM
From: Susan Kesselman
From the list on the website, I have ascertained that my 3rd great-grandfather, Charles Fowler, signed the petition 4 Jun 1849. Is there any info available about him. I only know of his descendants, his wife's name was Nancy, and he died at age 79 in Walton, IL. Henry Fowler is also mentioned. Is info available on him? Please advise. Thank you. Susan Kesselman, NJ.

Dated: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 5:54 PM
From: Louise
Attention "Ross Allen": Thanks for your email re your interest in the MEERDINK family. Please email me again, I have misplaced your email address - had to delete my inbox and hadn't updated my address book. I want to reply in detail re our connection. Louise

Subject: Jesse Elmer Yeater
Dated: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 4:21 PM
From: Rosie White
Hello--Saw your website on Muscatine, Iowa. I am researching for the grandson of Jesse Elmer Yeater who ran the Yeater Mobilgas Service station in Muscatine for years and is buried in your Greenwood Cemetery. I have copies of his obituary and a nice testimonial written on him as a long-time business man in your area. His first marriage was to my great aunt-Isabelle Charles here in Delphi, Indiana. They had one son-John Kerlin Yeater, then divorced. Can you tell me: 1) Did he marry a second time in Muscatine? No mention of a second wife in his obituary, but not sure. 2) Did he leave a will? 3) Is anyone buried beside/with him in the cemetery? 4) Does any mention or photos of him appear in your more recent Muscatine County/City history books or centennial books? Thank you for any info and happy to pay for copies. Rosie White email: Would you like a copy of all I collect for your county website? If so, tell me where to mail copies. Thanks for any help. Rosie White for James Kimmel Yeater

Subject: Fruitland cemetery
Dated: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:35 PM
From: Bonnie Hartman
Hi, there! While doing other research, I came across your website. Amazing! I have family buried in a cemetery in Fruitland. The site was once part of the Rummery family (my family) farm and was donated by them for a cemetery. My sister and I searched in vain for the person with the records as some of the graves have only a marker or have missing or unreadable headstones. We are looking for Day family members who may be buried there. The Hartman and Rummery family stones are known to us. Not sure you can help, but thought it was worth this try. Thank you! Bonnie Hartman

Subject: Record
Dated: Sunday, January 27, 2002 6:52 PM
From: Misty Latham
I am looking for public records pertaining to Curtis Moore. He has a brother named Keith Moore. I was hoping to find their parents names Thanks Misty Latham

Subject: Old St. Mary's 8th grade graduation certificate
Dated: Sunday, January 27, 2002 4:30 PM
I recently purchased several old documents. One is a 1913 certificate of 8th grade graduation for Mary Unkel? Since it is all done in calligraphy, I am not sure of the last name, it could be Nukel? The Pastor of St. Mary's School who signed this document is J.I. Grieser. Can you help me find out any additional information on this person? Thanks!

Subject: Shortridges
Dated: Saturday, January 26, 2002 5:29 PM
From: Kathie Lipscomb
Hi Dave: Thanks for the information. As I mentioned before, you have a very nice site. Jim Cook and I have been sharing info, but thank you for the suggestion. We seem to be going to the same sites at the same time lately.I dont know if jim already asked,but does your library have info on the wagon trains that left Muscatine for Oregon?I find references to Muscatine on a few of the Oregon Trail sites. Thanks again for taking the time to help: Kathie Lipscomb

Subject: Civil War Flags
Dated: Saturday, January 26, 2002 4:56 PM
From: John Horton Brockway
I consider Muscatine my home town. 1924...1936...grade school high school jr. college. For the past 4 years I have been a member of the committe to preserve Iowa battleflags. Much has been in the news this week. With a personal interest im looking for information about the flags of the 35th and 37 th inf. I have given 7 or 8 journals to the Musser Library one the war journal of Emmitt Brockway of the 35 th. Tells of the ladys of Muscatine making their flag and of the program of giving the flag. The 37th Graygeards also from Muscatine , was there a flag presentation? They left Camp Strong by train Nov. 1962 If you can find any information about Muscatine Flags I would like to use it in our committe work. My son Craig made a family website out of the information I have. . A lot of early America and Iowa history.Has recieved 4 awards for it. John Horton Brockway West Des Moines Iowa

Subject: Muscatine County Biographies - 1911
Dated: Friday, January 25, 2002 4:29 PM
From: Susan Glasgo
Dave, how do I obtain copies of three biographies listed as being in the 1911 Muscatine County History? The biographies I am interested in are: 1. Carl, Jeremiah H., page 162 2. Nash, Albert J., Pg 333 3. Wilson, Alexander, Pg 228 Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Susan Glasgo Researching Isaac Carl family.

Subject: Muscatine Co Census 1840
Dated: Friday, January 25, 2002 11:21 AM
From: James Rich
Dave, I am looking for a family by the name of Wells in Iowa in early 1800s. Father of Hester A. Wells is listed in my genealogy line as David with a wife named 'Lucy' no last name. Hester married my great grandfather in Clark Co., Iowa on 8 September 1861 at a young age. Your census list both a Henry Wells (page 472) and a John Wells (page 472). Is there a hint as to children, ages, names or what else that might shed some light on my search. Your assistance would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you. James R. Rich,

Subject: Re: Muscatine Co., IA Query
Dated: Friday, January 25, 2002 8:02 AM
From: Carol Shrader
I forgot to mention one more thing. Rev. George Reisinger's 1900 Erie Co, NY census indicates he became a naturalized citizen in 1883. That would have been while he was living in Wilton. Does the courthouse there have the naturalization records. His application would probably have some fabulous info. Carol

Subject: Re: Muscatine Co., IA Query
Dated: Friday, January 25, 2002 7:19 AM
From: Carol Shrader
Dave, I had a wonderful reply to my query to Zion Lutheran in Wilton. A very nice gentleman sent me a copy of Louisa Brackhage Reisinger's death record and the birth/baptismal record of my g-grandmother Amelia Reisinger (both from the church records.) He was also kind enough to translate from German. He also sent a copy of the history of George Reisinger they had in the church records. It answered the question of the other mysterious Reisinger in Oakdale Cemetery but opened new questions. Totally unknown to me, Rev. Reisinger married again in 1890 (after he was living in New York). Her name was Margaret. She is the one who died in 1940 & is buried at Oakdale. Obviously Margaret was a Wilton resident prior to her marriage to Reisinger as the article indicates after her husband's death she came back to Wilton to live with her daugher Anna, Mrs. Peter J. Boulund. I found an obituary for Peter on the GenWeb site. It lists his widow as Anna Holzhauer. There was one Holzhauer buried at Oakdale that would have fit the bill as dying before 1890 but if this was him he was much older than Margaret. She was born Dec 1848 per the 1900 Erie Co, NY census. George Holzhauer, buried in Oakdale, was born 1795 d 1884. Any ideas? Obviously this 2nd marriage wasn't popular with George's daughters. I have a short history of the family written to my grandmother's sister by one of her older cousins. There is no 2nd marriage mentioned at all. Carol

Subject: Simeon Drulard
Dated: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 9:57 AM
From: Kenneth R. Server
Dave: In your 1836 Iowa Territorial Census there is a Simeon Drulard of Demoine County listed. Do you have any additional info on this individual? He is one of my ancestors. Please advise if there is anything available. Thanks. Kenneth R. Server

Subject: Iowa Census
Dated: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 4:58 AM
From: Bill Dickerson
I noted in the Muscatine list one James Welch. I believe he is the husband of my great aunt Nancy Dickerson. They were married in Muscatine in 1840. The Dickersons settled in Muscatine (then Bloomington) in 1836 and spread out from there. My great grandfather Jesse moved on to Louisa County. James and Nancy went to Missouri in 1844 and walked the Trail to Oregon. I would be grateful for any reference to James Welch or anyone with the surname Dickerson. Nancy had nine brothers. Her mother Sally died in 1839 and she cared for them as mother until moving on to Oregon. The father Joseph Dickerson had died enroute to Iowa. All were native to Ohio. James Welch was native to Kentucky. Thank you. Bill Dickerson, Milford, NH

Subject: Muscatine Co. History - 1889
Dated: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 2:07 AM
From: Marge Creitz
RE: Lewis F. Creitz I would appreciate any information you can furnish on Lewis F. Creitz, listed on your Biographical Index with reference to page 399. What I am looking for is a connection between this Lewis Creitz and Capt. William F. Creitz, my husband's great-great grandfather, who had a brother named Lewis F. The two men built the first building in Holton, Kansas, in about 1855. Grace Fraser, who is a great-granddaughter of Lewis's brother, Alvin F. (brother of this Lewis), called my attention to your website. Marge Creitz

Subject: Muscatine County Query
Dated: Monday, January 21, 2002 3:48 PM
From: Marla Timmons
Subject: Photo Album Found in Antique Store---------- I recently purchased an old photo album in an antique store in Spring, TX. There are 49 photos from the late 1800s. Most of them do not have names, but were taken by Jarvis White & Co, Davenport IA. Surnames that are shown on the few photos with names: SALLADAY, SIMPSON, SCHMALZ, SANDS, KIRKPATRICK, MARLIN, BOUR, FINLON, METZGAR and ROYCE. I would like to see these photos returned to their family. If you are researching any of these families, please contact me at Thank you Marla Timmons / Houston TX

Subject: samuel shortridge
Dated: Sunday, January 20, 2002 3:57 AM
From: Kathie Lipscomb
I am looking for any information about Samuel Shortridge who lived in Demoine/Muscatine from 1836 thru 1850. I am looking for wagon train members names or info about the 1852 wagon train he joined. Thankyou, Kathie L.

Subject: Re: Oakdale cemetery records
Dated: Sunday, January 20, 2002 4:38 PM
From: Sally J. Wildasinn-Ward
Thanks for getting back with me so soon. The letter is in my fathers hands and I will try to photocopy it the next time I am at his house...sometime this month. I will rewrite it and send it to you. Magdalena Wildasin wrote about reading her Uncle Henry's book on the family history and mentioned that there were many errors in it, but said that he was past 90 years old when he wrote it. Since I don't have the letter in hand, I did take some notes, and I wrote down that there is something on page 44 of the book. She wrote that Uncle Henry Wildasin's mother was Ida Wildasin and she also writes "our grandfather Samuel Wildasin". According to the Social Security Death Index Search: Magdalena Wildasin 5/11/1888-6/1987 last Residence in Los Angeles Louesa Wildasin 7/28/1879-4/1969 last Residence in Los Angeles both of these ladies were from Wilton Junction, Iowa and moved with their parents to Los Angeles in 1884. I am trying to find out who their parents were so that I can try to connect them with my grandfather. Magdalena writes that she is a cousin of my grandfather, but she might be saying this figuratively because they both have the WILDASIN surname. I have been told that the FHC has the book "History of the Samuel Wildasin & Catharine Wildasin Family and Others by Henry Wildasin- early 1`800's-1940 York Co." on film, but I was hoping to find a copy of it. If you find a Martin WILDESON and or Solomon WILDASON (b.1816 Hanover, York Co., PA) in the book please let me know. Solomon is my grandfather's g-grandfather. Thank you so much for your help. Sally

Subject: Oakdale cemetery records
Dated: Sunday, January 20, 2002 3:27 PM
From: Sally J. Wildasinn-Ward
Dear David, What a great find I had when I opened up this site. I am a WILDASIN descendant and have a letter from a Magdalena Wildasin, who was a cousin of my grandfather Clarence Wildasinn. she states in the letter that her parents and 2 sisters moved from Wilton Junction, Iowa to Los Angeles in 1884. I am trying to find out how Magdalena is connected to my grandfather. Do you have any other info on the Wildasin's in Muscatine County? Sincerely, Sally J. Wildasinn-Ward

Subject: gray
Dated: Saturday, January 19, 2002 8:31 PM
From: Jeff Reed
HI looking for any of Gray family from John Lloyd and Elisabeth Osborn Gray would have been aroud 1870-1879 when Elisabeth died after jan 23 1879 buried at Greenwood Cem. they are my gr grgrand parents thanks jeff reed

Subject: Murphy
Dated: Saturday, January 19, 2002 11:22 AM
From: Joan Nix
Searching Murphy , John- b 24 Jun 1829 Co. Clare, Ireland- marr. 14 Sep 1857 Muscatine, IA. to Briget Murphy. Contact: Joan Nix

Dated: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 8:04 PM
From: Marilyn Meeker-Diaz
I saw that you are beginning to post some biographies. I note that I. N. Purcell is listed on page 358. I believe that this is Isaac Newton Purcell, son of John Pursell and Martha Mauzey and brother to James Pursell 9my gggreat grandfather. I was wondering how to go about getting a copy of this bio. Thanks in advance for your help. Marilyn Meeker-Diaz

Subject: Moore
Dated: Saturday, January 12, 2002 8:49 PM
From: Misty Latham
I am looking for information on a Curtis Moore. He married Elizabeth Henderson in around 1955. They had a son Anthony Dewayne Moore in April of 1956 or 57. Any info on parents, spouse, children, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks Misty

Subject: George Jones
Dated: Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:36 PM
From: John McNearney
George Jones is listed on the 1840 Census of Muscatine Co, IA on page 456. I would appreciate a copy of the info on this page. Thanks John McNearney

Subject: mathew FARRELL
Dated: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:22 PM
From: Julie Dueis
I am looking for information regarding my great-great grandfather Mathew FARRELL, who served in the 35th Iowa Infantry, Co I during the Civil War. When he enlisted in 1862 his residence was Moscow, IA. I know that he married a woman named Jane either FLYNN OR ALMOND in 1863 but I'm not sure where. Does anyone have information concerning him? He was born in Ireland in 1834. Julie Dueis

Subject: Pearl May Russell Wiseman of Davenport
Dated; Sunday, January 06, 2002 6:03 PM
From: Don Russell
Looking for desendants of my Greataunt Pearl May Russell Wiseman. She was born in 1891, a twin brother of Earl Ray Russell. I am the grandson of Mearl Benjamin Russell, Pearls little brother. Pearl dies in Davenport in 1973. Info is she had eight children, am really interested in Clara Belle who has the Russell Bible. Would like any desendant info, Thanks in Advance....Don Russell in Hermiston,Oregon at

Subject: Gordon
Dated: Sunday, January 06, 2002 1:06 PM
From: Joanne
I'm looking for Gordon family who had a daughter named Mary.Mary amrried married a fellow named Michael Hines from Ceder Rapids.They were married in 1898.Anyone who knows of these family in these times would be a big help. P.S. I'm new at this computer & genealogy. Thanks, Joanne

Subject: 1836 & 1840 Iowa Census Look-Up
Dated: Saturday, January 05, 2002 11:48 PM
From: Jim Cook
Hello Dave, I found your name on the Muscatine Co. GenWeb site as a look-up volunteer for the 1836 and 1840 census. I would like a reading of each for the following name as found in the on-line index. 1836 - Shortridge Samuel Demoine 89 1840 - Saml. Shortridge 476 Muscatine Thank You for your time and assistance. Jim

Subject: Reynolds/Hesser
Dated: Saturday, January 05, 2002 10:00 PM
From: Mary Ann
Hello from Minnesota. I am looking for information on persons buried in the Drury-Reynolds Cemetery. I am the great grand daughter of William Reynolds and his wife Margaret Cornelia Conley and the gg grand daughter of James B. Reynolds and Rachel DeMoss. Since visiting the cemetery, I have found that my great grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Morehead (married Peter Sedam), has family buried in Drury and Illinois City. John Morehead, her father, was married to Phoebe Hesser. Would you be able to find and share any information about these people? The Reynolds, DeMoss and Hesser names are listed in the D-R cemetery on-line list. Thank you for your time. I appreciate your efforts. Mary Ann

Dated: Saturday, January 05, 2002 9:38 PM
From: Ann
Does anyone know this name? I believe my grandmother, Anna Hentschel was born in Muscatine but I don't see the name anywhere. The family probably ran a butcher shop or meat market or grocery store. Thank you if you have any information! Ann

Subject: How to obtain copies
Dated: Saturday, January 05, 2002 6:37 PM
From: Marilyn Meeker-Diaz
I was wondering how to go about obtaining a copy of a probate from Muscatine Co., Iowa. I think the following may be my 3rd great grandfather. Probate # Surname First Name Roll Blip # 38 Purcell John 1 97 Thanks for any help you can provide. Marilyn Meeker-Diaz

Subject: Amanda Squibb Rummells
Dated: Saturday, January 05, 2002 1:11 PM
From: Diane Carter
Looking for information on Amanda Squibb Rummells. She is buried at North Prairie Cemetery. Born Oct. 12, 1828 in York, PA and died Sept. 11, 1905 in West Liberty, IA. I would like to find her parents, hoping that someone may have run across an obit for her or if someone has an idea which newspaper might have something on her. Her husband Josiah Walker Rummells has an obit which I have a copy. Diane Carter

Subject: Shortridge on 1840 census
Dated: Thursday, January 03, 2002 5:05 AM
From: Kathie Lipscomb
Dear Dave: I think Samuel Shortridge might be my relative. Could you get me a copy of the 1840 census detail about him?I hoping there is an Emily Heath and William Wallace listed.Also a James H. He is also on the 1835 census. Thankyou for offering to help: Kathie Lipscomb

Subject: Re: Isaiah Craighead
Dated: Thursday, January 03, 2002 9:57 AM
From: Cyril Baucke
Thanks Dave. The information drops another question into the search by adding a female over 21. Isaiah and his wife were married in 1834, according to family records. She was fourteen years old when she was married, and would be under 21 in 1836. I may never know who the female over 21 was, who was living with Isaiah, in 1836. Cyril Baucke

Subject: Olive Mabel Stratton
Dated: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 11:40 PM
From: Rodney
First husband was a Bell. Had Frank and Florence also had a Mary who died young. Frank was truck driver for years. Lived near Port Arthur, Tx (sp.). Florence married a Cash. Died in Albequerque area. Sons still there or were. One had very bad health last time I went through there about 5 years ago. She had a daughter who died with husband in crash or something and raised her granddaughter. Due to my parent's divorce when I was young, had little contact with other side of family growing up. Rodney

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